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HPCL owns and operates Refineries in Mumbai and Visakhapatnam with a capacity of 9.5 Million Metric Tonnes Per Annum (MMTPA) and 8.3 MMTPA, respectively. HPCL also owns India’s largest Lube Refinery in Mumbai, producing lube oil base stocks with a capacity of 428 Thousand Metric Tonnes Per Annum (TMTPA). Both Mumbai and Visakh Refineries have been upgraded to produce BS-VI compliant transportation fuels.
HPCL holds a 48.99% equity stake in the JV company, HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited (HMEL), which operates an 11.3 MMTPA capacity Refinery at Bhatinda in Punjab. It also owns a 16.96% equity stake in the 15 MMTPA Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL). A new 9 MMTPA Greenfield Refinery-cum-Petrochemical complex is being set up at Pachpadra in the Barmer district of Rajasthan through a joint venture company, HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Limited (HRRL) with equity stake of 74%.
Year 2021-22 was a significant year for HPCL refineries. The year witnessed Mumbai Refinery enhancing its crude processing capacity from 7.5 MMTPA to 9.5 MMTPA by executing Mumbai Refinery Expansion Proj Under ect (MREP) along with the revamp of both primary and secondary units. Visakh Refinery continued to deliver sound physical performance by achieving capacity utilization of more than 100%.
|Mumbai Refinery Thruput||5.56 MMT||7.37 MMT||8.07 MMT||8.67 MMT||8.64 MMT||8.51 MMT|
|Visakh Refinery Thruput||8.41 MMT||9.05 MMT||9.11 MMT||9.77 MMT||9.64 MMT||9.30 MMT|
|Combined Refinery Thruput||13.97 MMT||16.42 MMT||17.18 MMT||18.44 MMT||18.28 MMT||17.81 MMT|
Mumbai Refinery was commissioned in 1954 by the erstwhile ESSO with a crude refining capacity of 1.25 MMTPA. The capacity was increased to 9.5 MMTPA, in phases.
Visakh Refinery was the first East Coast Oil Refinery commissioned in 1957 by Caltex Oil Refining India Ltd.
The Lube Refinery was commissioned in 1969 as a joint venture between ESSO & the Government of India.
HMEL is a joint venture between HPCL and Mittal Energy Investments Pte Ltd.
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL) is a joint venture of HPCL.
a) Visakh Refinery Modernization Project (VRMP):
The objective of the project is to modernize and enhance the capacity of the Visakh Refinery from the present capacity of 8.3 MMTPA to 15.0 MMTPA. The Project comprises of a new crude unit, Residue up-gradation facilities, revamp of MS and DHT block to produce BS-VI grade MS and HSD, augmentation of Utility systems, integrated effluent treatment system, Offsite facilities, Captive Power Plant along with grid connectivity and other associated facilities. The cost of the project is estimated at Rs. 26264 crores.
b) Rajasthan Refinery Limited (HRRL)
HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Ltd. (HRRL) is a Joint Venture between Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and the Government of Rajasthan (GOR) with equity participation of 74% and 26% respectively.
The project involves setting up 9 MMTPA Greenfield Refinery cum Petrochemical Complex at Pachpadra in Barmer district of Rajasthan, with flexibility to process a mix of local and imported crudes.
The cost of the project is estimated at Rs 43,129 crores.
The products envisaged for sale from the HRRL complex are viz. BS-VI Gasoline & BS-VI Diesel, Sulfur, Polypropylene, Linear Low-Density Polyethylene, High-Density Polyethylene, Benzene, Toluene and 1,3 Butadiene.
The evacuation of the BS-VI Gasoline & Diesel product will be carried out via Barmer- Palanpur Pipeline. Liquid as well as solid Petrochemical products will be evacuated through road tankers.